Summer Environmental Programs

Welcome to the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Summer Environmental Programs! A variety of day camps for kids and single day programs for the entire family have been designed to cover a variety of topics. Come experience the fun and get closer to nature in Westmoreland County's largest outdoor classrooms - our Parks!

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2022 Summer Environmental Program offerings:

“ULTIMATE SURVIVOR” Camp   
Ages 10-13, $50, 8am to 4pm    

We’ve combined all of our greatest camps into one fun-filled, exciting camp! Live the experience you have watched on television and learn basic survival skills such as first aid procedures, fire building, creating shelters, and working as a team. Campers will compete in various activities such as capture the flag, minute-to-win-it games, and water balloon battles to see who emerges as the Ultimate Survivor! 

June 16-17 Northmoreland Park
June 23-24 Cedar Creek Park
July 7-8  Mammoth Park
July 14-15 Twin Lakes Park

“WILDLIFE EXPLORERS” Camp  
Ages 6-10, $35, 8am to 4pm    

Explore the wildlife in our Westmoreland County Parks, as you get the opportunity to experience true nature! Learn about animal homes and habitats, plant life, birds in the park, fish in our lakes, and much more. Enjoy fun, nature-based activities including: arts and crafts, fur presentations, mini games, and more. A fun way to learn about the outdoors!

June 9-10 Northmoreland Park
June 21-22 Cedar Creek Park
July 5-6 Mammoth Park
July 12-13 Twin Lakes Park

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” Camp
Ages 10-14, $60, 8am to 3pm    

Help solve the mystery at “CSI: Westmoreland County Parks" after learning about investigation techniques such as fingerprinting and making molds. You will even get a chance to partake in a thrilling investigation! Space is limited.

July 20-22     Twin Lakes Park

*New for 2022!*
“THE SUMMER GAMES"

A camp inspired by the Olympics, teams will compete to bring home the gold! By using athletic, mind, and creative skills, competitors will work as a team to collect points dedicated to a team total score! Basketball, kickball, soccer darts, puzzle building, scavenger hunts, and more fun awaits! Space is limited.

August 9-10 Mammoth Park


“WATER WARS” Camp
Ages 6-13, $25, 8am to 4pm   

A water themed camp with activities that include water balloon battles, slip ‘n slide races, water obstacle courses and other outdoor water games. Other mini games and brain games included as well. Bring your own water gun for extra fun. 

August 11-12 Northmoreland Park
August 16-17 Cedar Creek Park
August 18-19 Mammoth Park

PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES:

*New for 2022!*
"NATURE DAY with Master Naturalists"
(Presented by PA Master Naturalists)
All Ages, FREE, 9:30am to 1:30pm
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Meet at the Brian T. Rusnock Amphitheater to learn about such topics as:  Wildlife-Friendly Yards; Leave No Trace; Phenology and Community Science; Bug Camp; Seed Saving Principles; Ornamental Invasives; Wild Flower ID; Tree Seed Development, Identification, and Dispersal; Birds in Your Backyard.  There will be both a Wildflower ID Stroll and a Bug Safari at 12:15 and 12:45. 

Saturday, May 21   Twin Lakes Park Expansion, Brian T. Rusnock Amphitheater
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“FAMILY LEARN TO GARDEN”
ALL AGES, $5/person, 9:30am to 11:30am   

Learn the basics of gardening such as seed starting, tending, weed identification, and harvesting, and start your own vegetable plant to take home to your garden! Penn State Master Gardeners will share their knowledge and expertise to get your garden growing. Gardeners of every level are welcome (adults and children)! Space is limited to 50 people.

Sunday, May 29 Twin Lakes Park

“FAMILY LEARN TO FISH”
ALL AGES, $5/person, 8am to 12pm   

Learn the basics of fishing such as how to cast, tie knots, and how to use different types of bait and hooks! Bait and some fishing equipment will be provided, but feel free to bring your own fishing rod and supplies. Get on a paddle boat on the lower lake and try to catch the big one! A light lunch will be provided after the program. Space is limited to 50 people.

Sunday, June 26 Twin Lakes Park

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It's easy to register online!
Please register each child or family member individually.

if you would like to receive a registration form by mail and pay by check, please call (724) 830-3968. You will get a confirmation letter and “release and waiver of liability” upon receipt of your form.

Family Discount
Register one child for a day camp at full price, and receive a $10 discount for each additional child registered in the same family.

Cancellations and Withdrawals:
Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel any programs. In that event, all fees will be refunded.

Refunds for withdrawal will be made up to one week before the program. A $10 handling fee will be deducted.